Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Burlesque (Ooh La La!)

Capital Tease is a burlesque group here in the national capital, and they took part in Glowfair, putting on performances with just the right mix of fun and sexiness. In burlesque the emphasis is on the tease. The shows were more PG compared to what you might see indoors- there were, after all, kids around- but they were a kick to see. 

I caught two solo acts while here. The first goes by the stage name Randi Rouge. She had the audience under her spell while bellydancing.

And the second uses the creative moniker Koston Kreme. She was fun to watch, making creative use of a hoop.   

Here we have a couple of shots with the ladies together- and they were popular for posing with. During our Buskerfest this past weekend, a special event indoors mixes together buskers and burlesque. I wonder if Capital Tease was part of that event.


  1. i really think this is a great way to exercise. love the colors of the outfits. am i the 1st comment, what??! that never happens?!?!?!? ( :

  2. Hello, I am sure these performer and their costumes were very popular. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  3. Bellydancing is fascinating to watch though I’d never be able to do it.

  4. I love to watch belly dancing, too. It is mesmerizing. :-)

  5. @Beth: it would be quite an exercise!

    @Tom: they did indeed.

    @Eileen: they had the crowd in the palm of their hands.

    @Marie: neither would I. If I tried it, it would end in disaster! :)

    @DJan: it certainly is.

  6. That's a hoot. My son's ex-girlfriend does burlesque. A beautiful young lady, but a mess at home! #ironic

  7. Good thing it wasn't cold out!


  8. Color and dance make for an interesting show.

  9. They must have been fun to watch!

  10. Belly dancing is a special talent. It's interesting to watch.

  11. Loved these William, great photos. Brought back a memory of the day we spent with our tour guide in the Yukon. He told us his other job was as a piano player with a traveling burlesque show. What an interesting life he must lead.

  12. @Jennifer: it was fun to watch!

    @Janis: anything but cold, this time of year!

    @Red: it does!

    @Marleen: they were.

    @Sharon: I've seen it done before, at an embassy event here last year. It's mesmerizing.

    @Maywyn: that it was.

    @Denise: I would think so!

  13. Love burlesque William, so much slightly, in some cases not so slightly, fun ☺

  14. Very tastefully done and fun event with such variety and wonderful photography ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. The last time I saw belly dancing was in on a trip to Turkey many years ago. Certainly fun to watch :)

  16. it's something I would like to see in person, very creative art form in my opinion.

  17. Ha! I took Belly Dancing as an exercise class..

  18. Just catching up with your Glowfair posts. So many kinds of entertainment and all so colourful:)

  19. Fun and entertaining with lots of colour and flexible moves.

  20. I bet they had a big audience!

  21. @Grace: true!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Sami: this was!

    @Gill: it was a blast.

    @Jenn: it was quite entertaining.

    @Janey: I can see that being good exercise.

    @Rosie: it was quite an event to attend.

    @Bill: they are good at what they do.

    @RedPat: the crowd loved it.

  22. There seems no end to the entertainment at this festival. What a terrific event!

  23. I like to watch those dances. Not easy.

  24. These dancers look good and their costumes are colourful.

    All the best Jan

  25. It must have been very popular show ;)

  26. @Kay: thanks!

    @Catarina: not at all.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Jeanie: it was.

    @Klara: definitely.